The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the Ghana police Service have jointly condemned the assault meted out to some police officers in Tamale in the Northern region on Wednesday.
The clash that was triggered by the arrest of a military officer left about six (6) officers injured, raising fears in the metropolis.
In a statement signed by Public Affairs Director of the Ghana police Service, ACP David Eklu, and Colonel Eric Aggrey Quashie, Director of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces said the two security agencies “condemn it [the clash] in no uncertain terms.”
The statement said the two commands met at the Ministry of Interior on Wednesday, May 16, after the attack and agreed to “set up a committees of police and Military membership of all regions where there is Military base, for purposes of overseeing to the peaceful co-existence of both services.
The two security forces also agreed to investigate the clash and “promptly deal with acts of indiscipline among their ranks and file and constantly remind officers that they are not above the law, must respect the rule of law and to follow their respective chain of command procedures for5 addressing breaches of law and acts of indiscipline.”
Below is the statement:
Peace In Tamale
There was growing fears among residents in the Tamale Metropolis hours after the attack when the police abandoned their duty posts.
However, the Northern regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, who briefed the media after a crunch meeting last night has indicated that Tamale is safe.
“Tamale is safe even though the police and the military did not conduct themselves well, in terms of security residents should be rest assured there is security,” he confirmed.
Meanwhile, this morning the Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu, Defense Minister, Domnic Nitiwul and the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery rushed to Tamale to have a crisis meeting at the tamale Barracks following the attack.
The two ministers are expected in Parliament on Tuesday, May 21, 2018 to brief the House on the matter.